Monday, October 23, 2017
12:00 noon to .
Intercontinental Hotel Frankfurt
60329 Frankfurt am Main
45.00 € / 55.00 €
register until October 19, 2017
Partnership and leadership are in question. The 72-year post-war relationship between the United States and Germany has never been more unclear. While Donald Trump speaks of "America first”, last month Angela Merkel (CDU/CSU) was re-elected with only 33% of the vote, a drop of more than 8% and its lowest share of the vote since 1949.
Long held beliefs about partnership and leadership between the U.S. and Germany are in question. Dr. Jackson Janes will speak and answer questions about the significance of U.S. & German elections, and U.S. - German relations. He will speak about the turbulent global arena; and theorize how, when and where the U.S. & Germany will need each other to secure a common agenda.
Jackson Janes is the President of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, where he has been affiliated since 1989. He has been engaged in German-American affairs in numerous capacities over many years. He has studied and taught in German universities in Freiburg, Giessen and Tübingen. He was the Director of the German-American Institute in Tübingen (1977-1980) and then directed the European office of The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Bonn (1980-1985).
Dr. Janes is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Atlantic Council of the United States. He serves on the advisory boards of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee, Beirat der Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS), the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association, and the American Bundestag Intern Network (ABIN) in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Board of the German American Fulbright Commission and serves on the Selection Committee for the Bundeskanzler Fellowships for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Dr. Janes has lectured throughout Europe and the United States and has published extensively on issues dealing with Germany. He is a frequent contributor on CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, CBC, and on German television.
In 2005, Dr. Janes was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz), Germany’s highest civilian award.
Ph.D., International Relations, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California M.A., Divinity School, University of Chicago B.A., Sociology, Colgate University